Perdomo is very well known Nicaraguan cigar brand that is smoked and beloved the world over. But how well do you really know Perdomo? As the old adage goes, it’s ever easy to over look that which is right under one’s nose (in this case the adage holds quite literally).
The first thing you should know about these cigars which you probably didn’t know is that every single one of the Nicaraguan cigar wrappers are bourbon barrel aged. Barrel aging is a flavor imbuing technique more commonly reserved for alcohol but has also gained great popularity among cigar aficionados and producers alike for the unique taste that it imparts – it’s also one heck of a labor that requires massive amounts of space, time, money, manpower and skill. You’ve to hand it to Perdomo, they aren’t so popular for no reason.
The second thing you probably didn’t know about Nick Perdomo’s cigars is that they’re a totally self-contained company. This is often referred to as being “vertical” and means that every single faucet of the cigar creation process is handled by Nick Perdomo and his staff – a very unusual thing to encounter in this time of mass outsourcing. But it goes well beyond just making the cigars, they also plant and grow the seeds, till the soil, pick, stretch and age the leaves – they even to their own custom silk screen graphic design for their cedar boxes. That, ladies and gentlemen, is dedication!
The third and final thing you probably don’t know is that the brands creator, Nick Perdomo is literally Kevin Bacon. Well… not literally, but if you’re familiar with the popular meme and parlor game, “Six degrees of Kevin Bacon,” you ‘ll understand what we mean. Essentially, six degrees of Kevin Bacon is the “Six degrees of separation theory, just with more, you know, Bacon. Well, apparently, this same theory applies to Nick Perdomo as well. It appears everyone is connected back to Nick, such as Jonathan Drew, who Perdomo helped out back before Drew’s big break, Raphael Nodal, who Nick brought to the industries attention as well as CAO cigars. Apparently, everyone in the industry, to some degree, knows and loves the guy, and given that he’s known to randomly embrace his fans at conventions and showings where he meets them, it’s easy to see why.
Well there you have it folks, the top 3 things you didn’t know about Perdomo; expect more peculiar facts about the company down the line. In the mean time I’m headed off for a Pedromo from The Cigar Store.